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Family Megalopygidae - Flannel Moths

Megalopyge Opercularis - Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Adorable Fuzzy Little Moth - Megalopyge opercularis Ah, here's the male and the female - Norape tenera - male - female Southern Flannel Moth - Megalopyge opercularis - male Southern Flannel Moth - Hodges#4647 (Megalopyge opercularis) - Megalopyge opercularis - female Megalopyge lapena - female Megalopyge lacyi
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
MEGALOPYGIDAE Herrich-Schaffer, 1855 (1)
Remarks
Caution, caterpillars can sting. See this site for more information.

Caterpillars in this family in having 7 pairs of prolegs, which is 2 more than in any other lepidopteran family.